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Book Translation: ‘Poverty and Fundamental Rights’ by David Bilchitz

20 marzo, 2017

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Poverty and Fundamental Rights (Oxford University Press, 2007), a book which provides a justification for and approach to determining the content of socio-economic rights, has just been translated into Spanish. The book is by Prof David Bilchitz, the Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a leading South African research centre within the Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

The book addresses the pressing issue of developing a rights-based approach to addressing severe poverty and inequality. It starts by asking why it is that violations of socio-economic rights – which include the rights to food, housing and health-care – are often treated with less urgency than violations of civil and political rights, such as the right to freedom of speech or to vote?

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